Friday, April 17, 2009

FaceBook Devalued?

Looks like Marks stance on 15 Billion valuation of Facebook is wavering and it might be as low as 2 Billion now, according to a TechCrunch Post! The article talks a lot about company values, early investors and anti-dilution provisions.
Hmmm I guess I better tweet like Oprah, if my posts are this short!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

StumbleUpon Is Back To Being A Startup

Social Book marking site, StumbleUpon has broken free from ebay and become independent again. StumbleUpon was in the folds of Ebay for nearly two years after in 2007 Ebay acquired it for $74 million.
"After nearly two years as a subsidiary of eBay, today StumbleUpon returns to being an independent company. StumbleUpon is now backed by myself and co-founder Geoff Smith, along with several great investors who’ve backed companies such as Google and Facebook."
Hope they can stay up strong among services like DIGG.
StumbleUpon Blog

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Internet For Everyone

There should not be a digital divide. Let's start at home! http://InternetforEveryone.org

Associated Press! Forces An Affiliate To Takedown Youtube Videos

AP Continue to show that they are still trying to coral the wild horses with straw fences or trying to be media mafia of the present. They post embeddable videos to YouTube and when people post them, even an AP Affiliates, get pulled up for violations. I also do not understand why people post AP News. While Ago they tried to define fair use.
AP does not create news, just like everyone else, they pick up the news from a source, so it is not that hard to find the source of news, which has nothing to do with AP usually, Like the video below which TechCrunch pointed us to (They have a bunch of links to various sources of information on this piece of news!). The video carries an interview of an radio station manager who was stopped by AP and a local producer.
Somewhere in the video, it comes out, "What an idiot!", yes you guessed right!

Monday, April 06, 2009

FriendsFeed, Better Faster and

I Logged into my Friendsfeed beta page and I think, I love it. What I have seen so far makes me want to have it running all the time on tab. Here is a video showing the features but there is a great article and a another video by Techcrunch. Follow the link after the video.

Techcrunch article

Friday, April 03, 2009

EFF, Apple, Songs, Copyright Laws and You

I read an article today at EFF that stated with;

"President Obama reportedly gave an iPod, loaded with 40 show tunes, to England's Queen Elizabeth II as a gift. Did he violate the law when he did so?

You know your copyright laws are broken when there is no easy answer to this question."

I am mum on this and you can read more (you should) at EFF, iPods, First Sale, President Obama, and the Queen of England

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Orkut Skin Previews Via Activity Streams

Orkut has added skin updates to your activity streams. So you will be able to see all the new skins that orkut has implemented lately, without having to dig through them.
Now you will see your friends skins via the activity updates and of course you can previews the skin by clicking on your friend name.
I think this lead me to believe that it is better to get all my friends or add more frinds to my lists so I can preview more skins. Then again, I will have to dig them up!
orkut Blog: Skin updates in Activity Streams